After an Architectural Digest-worthy renovation, Sugar Hill is a breathtaking 1800s estate with state-of-the-art conveniences. The home features a gourmet eat-in kitchen; a one-of-a-kind luxurious master-suite; and a spectacular, attached party barn, replete with a speakeasy bar, loft and home theater.
Reimagined and restored by an architect and her Hollywood screenwriter husband, the property offers 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (plus 2 half baths) in just over 7,000 square feet. Spanning 8.5 acres, the impressive estate features a European swimming pond (with sand beach); a well-stocked fishing pond; a sledding hill; and a mountain stream wending through the property. The bluestone patio features a built-in grill and one-of-a-kind fire-pit.
Built in 1880, the main house was moved in 1927 from the street’s edge to its current location when an additional 2,000 sq. ft. was added for extra bedrooms. The 1970s saw additions of a sunroom and a brick pool structure to the property. In 2017, the then-defunct pool structure was torn down and replaced with a party barn, 2-car garage and mudroom. The barn, complete with a full bar, a loft and movie theater with 7.1 surround sound and 140” screen, is built from an 1810 chestnut barn frame, reclaimed barn wood planks dating back to the 19th century, and reclaimed white oak flooring.
The main house renovation in 2017 involved completely gutting and reimagining from top to bottom. The new gourmet kitchen was moved to the center of the house and designed with expansive casement windows, a large island and top of the line appliances including a Sub Zero refrigerator and a Wolf range. The den sits off one side of the kitchen from which you can access the side porch through original French doors and enjoy a fire from the largest of the seven fireplaces throughout the house. Through the dining room, complete with original wood paneling and crystal chandelier, sits the newly designed family room and library with built-in book shelving and exposed brick. A charming, light-filled bedroom with en-suite bathroom, the foyer with atrium front entrance, a powder room and the main laundry round out the first floor.
The grand main staircase opens up on the second floor to the Master Suite entrance. The bedroom showcases cathedral ceilings featuring reclaimed wood beams, a fireplace and wide-plank pine flooring. The breathtaking bathroom features radiant heat flooring, a massive walk-in shower surrounded by 3 walls of glass, custom vanities with a double sided reclaimed wood mirror, and a luxurious claw foot tub. The suite’s walk-in closet includes custom built-ins for him and her. Five additional bedrooms, three full baths, a linen closet room and an upstairs TV room complete the expansive second floor.
The ground floor includes a second laundry and storage room complete with a dog wash station. A full gym and extra storage and workshop complete the ground floor.
Situated at the edge of Manchester Village – just seconds from downtown and minutes from Bromley and Stratton – the perfectly located property still feels as though it’s deep in the countryside offering complete privacy. Must see to fully appreciate its splendor and beauty.